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Big Red Bash Calls for Volunteers

With the July outback music event now sold out, volunteering is the only way to secure attendance at the Birdsville Big Red Bash.

Held on 5–7 July, the iconic Birdsville Big Red Bash has officially sold out. However, according to Greg Donovan, Managing Director of the Outback Music Festival Group, there are opportunities for volunteers to attend the event.

“The Birdsville Big Red Bash is sold out, so volunteering is the perfect way to nab an eleventh-hour ticket for those who may have missed out or are keen for a spontaneous outback road trip. In addition to going behind-the-scenes at one of the world’s most unique bucket-list music festivals and seeing homegrown legends like Barnsey and Missy Higgins, volunteers will be able to give back to regional communities at the same time,” he said.

There are a number of opportunities available for volunteers, who will be able to enjoy the festival in their downtime. Volunteers, who must be aged 18 and over, are encouraged to visit for more details.

Jimmy Barnes is a major drawcard this year, having performed at the festival twice before. According to the artist, the Birdsville Big Red Bash is an experience not to be missed.

“There is something really spiritual about the whole joint. You feel like you’re in the oldest part of the world, which you probably are, and there’s some deep connection to the earth. These people who go back every year are drawn to it because it is such a very personal thing, that sense of spirituality there,” he said.

Never one to turn down an outback road trip, Hema Maps will be in attendance at the rural event. The iconic Australian adventure company has been involved with the Big Red Bash for a number of years and will have a full stand of its stock on display.

The festival is the perfect opportunity to escape the winter blues and set up somewhere warm and adventurous. Dogs are permitted at the event, so there’s no need to leave Rufus at home. While the festival is known for its musical nature, there are many other activities on offer, such as sand dune surfing, camel rides, sunrise yoga and beach volleyball.

The event aims to raise much needed funds for the Royal Flying Doctors Service. The Bashville Drags Race, Fashions in the Desert and Nutbush City Limits World Record attempt will all raise funds for this important charity, which has received more than $350,000 since it first partnered with the Big Red Bash in 2016.


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